04/13/2017 9:10AM

Super Saver to shuttle to Argentina

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Barbara D. Livingston
Super Saver will travel for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season for the second time in his stud career.

Super Saver, the winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby, will shuttle to Haras Firmamento in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

The news was originally reported by the South American publication Turf Diario.

Super Saver, a 10-year-old son of Maria’s Mon, stands in the Northern Hemisphere at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., for an advertised fee of $50,000.

He is the sire of four crops of racing age, with 145 winners and progeny earnings in excess of $10.8 million.

His leading runners include Runhappy, the champion sprinter of 2015 and the winner of that year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint; Grade 1 winners Competitive Edge and Embellish the Lace; Grade 2 winners I Spent It and High Dollar Woman; and Grade 3 winner Super Majesty.

A homebred for WinStar Farm, Super Saver won three of 10 starts for earnings of $1,889,766. He won the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at age 2 and placed in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby.

Super Saver is out of the winning A.P. Indy mare Supercharger, whose six winners from seven foals to race also include Grade 3 winners Cyrus Alexander and Brethren and stakes-placed Charge Now and Lisa T. Supercharger is also the dam of the unraced Quickest, who has produced Grade 1 winner Callback, stakes winner Defy Gravity, and stakes-placed Miss Super Quick.

The extended family includes champion Rhythm; Grade 1 winners Imagining, Girolamo, Got Lucky, and Bluegrass Cat; and the late sire Not For Love.

This will be Super Saver’s second stint in the Southern Hemisphere, following one season at Eliza Park Stud in Australia after his first book at WinStar in 2011.

Other stallions with U.S. credentials standing at Haras Firmamento include Van Nistelrooy and Seattle Fitz.

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